Marine Noise Registry Launched by JNCC and Defra

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Defra have launched the Marine Noise Registry (MNR) which will aim to record human activities in UK seas which produce a frequency between a range of 1oHz and 10kHz. The MNR will primarily be used to collect location and date data on noisy activities during development phases and into the running phase of projects. This data will form a baseline level for impulsive noise in UK waters and will form the basis for other research. The MNR will also aim to collect source property data including frequency, maximum airgun volume, maximum hammer energy, sound pressure level and sound exposure level. Data will be available in maps on the Government’s Open Data website.

More information about the MNR and marine license requirements are available on the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) blog and website.

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